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Six months ago French publisherAsmodée Éditions acquired US game publisher Days of Wonder (technically it’s a merger but DOW is now a fully owned subsidiary).

Now Asmodee has done it again, anouncing a merger with Fantasy Flight Games. From ICv2:

Fantasy Flight will gain greater access to Asmodee’s distribution and marketing base in Europe.  In Europe, Asmodee owns distribution companies in the UK, Germany, and the Benelux countries, in addition to its home country of France, through which it sells many games beyond its own, including those from the U.S., such as Magic: The Gathering.  It also has exclusive distribution relationships with some game companies, such as Days of Wonder for Ticket to Ride in some countries.  It is the channel to the market for the Pokemon TCG in France, the UK, Belgium, and Spain.

Link: Fantasy Flight Games Merges with Asmodee @

Mint Magic Black Lotus Alpha card sold for $27kA mint Magic the Gathering Black Lotus card from the first Alpha release sold at an eBay auction for a record setting $27,302.

Yeah, that’s a lot of money for a piece of cardboard.

Full story over at ICv2: ‘Alpha Black Lotus’ Sells for $27,302